The Arizona Diamondbacks continued to struggle at home on Tuesday night to the last place San Diego Padres, losing by a score of 9-5. The D-backs trailed 8-0 at one point, and a grand slam from Jason Kubel was simply not enough as Ross Ohlendorf picked up the win after Andrew Cashner exited with an apparent arm injury.
Trevor Bauer made his second start of the season and was unable to get out of the fourth inning. Bauer lasted just 3.1 innings on the mound, allowing seven runs (six earned) to score on six hits and four walks. He struck out four and threw a total of 80 pitches. Patrick Corbin came in and pitched very well out of the bullpen, throwing 4.1 innings of one-run ball. He surrendered just four hits and walked a batter.
Yonder Alonso hit a two-run homer in the first inning to give San Diego an early 2-0 lead. The Padres scored five runs in the fourth inning, headlined by a bases-clearing double from Chase Headley. Cameron Maybin added an insurance run in the fifth with an RBI-single to left field.
The afore mentioned Kubel sent a ball over the right field wall in the bottom of the fifth for a grand slam, cutting the deficit to 8-4.
After the Padres added on another run in the eighth, the D-backs had a few chances to rally in the later innings. Unfortunately for the club they were unable to scratch across any more runs until the ninth when Paul Goldschmidt singled home Justin Upton to make the score 9-5. Miguel Montero then struck out for the final out of the night.
The D-backs will now look to get back on track on Wednesday evening. It'll be Ian Kennedy on the mound for Arizona, and the Padres will counter with Jason Marquis.